Harlem Globetrotter Visits Patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital

February 11, 2014

Hawk Thomas visited the patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday, February 10. Hawk entertained patients, families and staff by teaching fun basketball tricks and telling funny jokes. His presence in the hospital was a large success thanks to the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation and the Prudential Center. The visit was greatly appreciated. 

Harlem Globetrotter, Hawk Thomas, put a genuine smile on Lauren Cavalcanti’s face, age 4 from Newark
Hawk was more than happy to come and visit the hospital. When Hawk is in town for a game and hears about an opportunity like this he says he enjoys doing something with the kids to see them smile. Lauren Cavalcanti, age 4, one of the patients Hawk entertained expressed her excitement while smiling bright from ear to ear.
“This little girl made my day because even with her injuries she still was able to have such a huge smile and spirit! So honored I had the opportunity to brighten her day,” said Hawk Thomas, a Harlem Globetrotter . “She is in great hands at the Children’s Specialized Hospital.”
Children Specialized Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the country. With 12 locations in New Jersey, the hospital serves more than 22,000 children each year, including those children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. For more information about Children’s Specialized Hospital, visit: www.childrens-specialized.org
The Harlem Globetrotters are playing at the Prudential Center on Saturday, February 16and at the IZOD Center on Sunday, February 17.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals. 

To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook:www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospitalInstagram: http://instagram.com/childrensspecnj